MNGOP, DFL Reps. argue heatedly about who's sticking it to middle class [VIDEO]

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Garofalo (left) upset Rukavina with his counter-intuitive claim that DFLers are no good for middle class Minnesotans.
State Rep. Tom Rukavina, D-Virginia, may be a small guy, but he was prepared to "take it outside" yesterday in response to a GOP Representative's claim that the DFL "stuck it to the middle class."

After Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, made that comment, a heated argument with Rukavina ensued that touched upon everything from unions to tax policy to class warfare.

Rukavina and Garofalo each sit on the House Taxes Committee, which was holding a hearing on a bill introduced by Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston, that would eliminate the state's business tax while reducing property tax returns to renters.

The Uptake reported that the Rukavina-Garofalo tête-à-tête "brought action in the House tax committee to a standstill," though a vote on the business tax cut is still expected later this week.

Here's the video:


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